‘Bangladesh next hub in IT sector after China, India’

http://www.thefinancialexpress-bd.com/more.php?news_id=156926&date=2011-11-23

‘Bangladesh next hub in IT sector after China, India’

Ed Franklin Senior Advisor of Virtustream, a leading enterprise cloud software and services provider, said Bangladesh looks like the next hub in the IT sector after China and India, said a statement.

Programmes such as Digital Bangladesh 2021 and the growing programmer base in Bangladesh convinced him to think like that, he said.

The IT expert made the comment while talking to the journalist at New York on the upcoming three-day ‘E-Asia Conference’ to be held in Dhaka from Dec. 1, 2011.

Mohammad Mahdee-uz Zaman Apu, a Director on Virtustream’s Cloud Platform Services team, and an NRB from New York, was present at the discussion and will be a speaker at the e-Asia conference.

Mr. Ed gave detailed and significant information on potential opportunities in the Bangladeshi market.

Ed Franklin and Mohammad Mahdee-uz Zaman will both be participating in the E-Asia Conference to showcase the tremendous potential of cloud computing to the Bangladeshi IT market and advise on cloud adoption strategies that can reduce IT costs, increase efficiency and speed time-to-market.

Fifteen countries from South Asia and Five countries from the Nordic region will participate in the E-Asia Dhaka conference.

Ed said these countries would be looking for business solutions and looking at Bangladesh as possibly the next IT hub in South Asia. Describing his objective at the conference, Franklin said countries like Bangladesh can optimise their existing IT infrastructure and leverage their intellectual property and human capital to drive economic growth and help the people of the country.

Mahdee-uz Zaman added utilising a cloud model for the delivery of IT services can reduce energy costs considerably for Bangladeshi companies. This model can also the reduce the carbon footprint (CO2) of existing data centers in Bangladesh by as much as 95 per cent when compared to current usage. Bangladesh can mitigate power issues significantly through cloud solutions as well.

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